21 September 2017
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Uzbekistan elects President

Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Merzieev has won in the country’s presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports.

Mr Merzieev secured 88.61% of popular vote, according to the head of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, RIA Novosti reported.

Previously, Mr Merzieev held the position of the country’s prime minister.

Uzbek premier appointed acting president contrary to constitutional provisions"15.9 million voters supported the candidate from UzLiDeP, Shavkat Merzieev, which is 88.61% of the total number of voters," Mr Abdusalomov told a press conference Monday.

As UNIAN reported earlier, August 28, reports came that President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov had suffered a stroke and been admitted to hospital. On August 29 the media reported of the Uzbek leader's death. September 2, the State hconfirmed the death of Mr Karimov. 

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